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“Idyllic setting”

Review of Nelson Gay

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Excellent
31 reviews
Stunning ocean views
Spacious gazebo
Looking out from gazebo
Beachfront views
Gorgeous beach
View from the sea
Beach view from entrance
Covered patio with sea views
Covered dining areas with pool & sea views
Lounge area by entrance
Bedroom
Bedroom with TV
Well furnished master bathroom
Bedroom
Expansive lawns
Lovely grounds with pool
Dining area at twilight
Welcoming staff
Pool by twilight
Amazing pool at twilight with sea views
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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Speightstown, Saint Peter Parish, Barbados

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Eden_liz0...
Eversley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Idyllic setting ”
Reviewed 7 September 2019 for a stay in August 2019

9 off us stayed at Nelson Gay for 2 weeks in August
First impressions were awesome
The staff greeted us warmly with homemade fish bites (absolutely yummy) and Billy’s Rum punch (just as yummy)
The pool was lovely and warm and sitting at the end of the garden looking out onto the sea is really something else. It’s unbelievably relaxing.
The rooms are clean bright and airy and the villa is close to few nice restaurants that you can walk to.
Billy the butler really couldn’t have been more helpful. He really is a star.. nothing is too much trouble for him.
Winston and Tyrone the cooks are so sweet and fabulous cooks.
We sat down with them most mornings and worked out our meals for the next day.. We had teenagers with us so didn’t go for the traditional menu’s but they were both so accommodating and the food was delicious,
Kerry the night security guard was a delight to have around.. I think the kids really miss him..
Chantelle was really helpful and gave us some great tips about where to go when we went out. She arranged boat trips, jet skis, taxis anything we needed.
The Villa really is a little bit of paradise on earth.
I spoke to the owner who was in the UK by phone when we were at the Villa and I really got the impression he cared about his guests and wanted them to have a fabulous time at his Villa..
I would absolutely recommend it to anyone I know
My 1 criticism is the shower in the main bedroom. The water pressure wasn’t great but after telling the staff someone was out to look at it the same day
The staff want everything to be perfect and definitely go above and beyond to make sure it is.
Casey the gardener was full of useful information about Barbados, the garden and the local wildlife. He made me some herbal tea ( I drink way too much coffee)
We saw wild monkeys running across the gardens, turtles on the beach and so much more..
Fabulous holiday
Thank you Tom for sharing your home and all your staff that are amazing

Date of stay: August 2019
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Management Response
10 Sep 2019
Thanks so much for this review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Nelson Gay. Also, knowing you felt so well looked after by the owner and the staff means everything - your kind words are sure to put a smile on their faces. Hope to see you soon again!
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JodiS75
Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect paradise vacation for our large family”
Reviewed 5 September 2019 for a stay in February 2019
1
person found this review helpful

From the moment you step onto the grounds of Nelson Gay, you know you’ve found your ultimate slice of paradise. White sands just steps from the gorgeous property, large warm pool with floats and toys for the little ones, drinks and snacks during sunset, a wonderful coral reef for snorkeling directly off the quiet beach. I could go on and on. Our family of 14 (youngest turned 1 on this trip) visited during the last week of February and were spoiled with the amenities available onsite—in fact, with the exception of a planned sailing trip and golf outing, we never left the property. The staff were so kind and hospitable—doing laundry each day and returning it before dinner, preparing rum cocktails at sunset, and coming up with wonderful meals that would satisfy our large group’s varied tastes. We laughed so hard as we watched the family of monkeys, and then chickens and their chicks, parade across the yard. We were treated to a wonderful large barbecue on the last day complete with music for dancing and a steel drum performer that was provided as a special surprise by the owner (who even called to check in on our stay). Our youngest family member even celebrated his 1st birthday and the staff was so kind getting balloons and a gift for him to make the day even more special. An additional thank you to Tyrone and Winston for your thoughtful culinary meals, to Billy for your attentive service, and to Shauntall and staff for your housekeeping. The grounds are spectacular (we even had a wonderful tour by the gardener examining all of the exotic plants and trees) and we felt very safe during our stay. The beach is stunning and full of beautiful sea glass—it felt like our own private beach. The home is gorgeous and easily accommodated the needs of our large group, utilizing the guest cottage and chattel house, and there were multiple places to sit and unwind. In fact, the joke of the morning was where had we not relaxed yet? The gazebo, the foyer, the terrace, the beach? So many options! We hadn’t even left and had booked our stay for next year. So, the secret’s out…

Date of stay: February 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Sep 2019
Thank you for this very lovely review Jodi! We are thrilled to hear you and your family had such a wonderful stay at Nelson Gay. We are also very happy to hear that you were not made uncomfortable by visits from the other families - the monkeys and chickens - but that that you were able to celebrate with the little one and relax in fine style. I will pass on your kind words to the house staff - they definitely make the stay extra special. Hope to see you soon again!
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Paul T
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for family or friends to reunite”
Reviewed 16 July 2019 for a stay in July 2019

To celebrate a big birthday I convened 4 families for a week at Nelson Gay. Ages from 5 to 55, 8 adults, 8 children. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful house, gardens and beach. Local scuba expert got 3 of us through certification. (Scubarbados) Perfect to reconnect with friends. Staff SO friendly and fun. Food whatever you want. We went local cuisine. Perfect for all ages. It’s basically your own private hotel.

Date of stay: July 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jul 2019
Thanks so much for the review Paul! So thrilled to hear that you lot had a great stay at Nelson Gay. Congrats on the scuba certification - well done! So happy that the staff and property was accommodating to your entire party and we appreciate that you decided to experience a bit of our culture by going with the local cuisine. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Thanks again.
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CWilsonCh...
Nellysford, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best staff and food on the island!!!”
Reviewed 27 June 2019 for a stay in June 2019
2
people found this review helpful

My family of 15 stayed at Nelson Gay in June 2019. The ages of my family ranged from 80 years old to 13 months old. My Mother has some mobility issues but she managed perfectly at this home and we even managed to get her into the ocean. The beach in front of the house was great for kids and did NOT have any seaweed. It was mostly sandy, hardly any waves and it was great for snorkeling. The staff definitely made our stay very memorable. They all went out of their way to ensure that we had everything that we needed or wanted. The service and food was truly amazing! After going out to dinner one night, we all agreed that the food was better at Nelson Gay! The staff was so accommodating from doing our laundry to ensuring that we have all the food and drinks that we needed, we never wanted to leave. The highlight of course was seeing the “monkeys” run across the property.

Date of stay: June 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for this lovely and detailed review! I'm sure the staff, especially the chef, at Nelson Gay would be delighted to hear your kind words. We are also extremely happy to hear that your mother was able to spend some time in the water, the kids had enough space to play, and everyone else in your party were able to have an enjoyable time during your stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Linda W
1 review
“Perfect place for a family holiday”
Reviewed 16 April 2019 for a stay in April 2019

Magical house set in a beautiful location. We have stayed at Nelson Gay several times and it is perfect for a large family of all different ages. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and we were very well fed and looked after by the fantastic staff!

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 May 2019
Thanks so much for this review, Linda! Happy to hear you had another wonderful stay at Nelson Gay. I will pass on your kind words to the house staff - they definitely make the stay extra special. Hope to see you soon again!
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